Computer Science and teacherCODE

posted Jun 18, 2018, 5:44 AM by Dave VanLue

Senate Bill 172, Computer Science and teacherCODE

As you know the Indiana General Assembly has approved bill 172 requiring public schools to include computer science in each school's curriculum beginning in 2021. The bill which passed into law on 3/19/18 requires (beginning July 1, 2021) each public school to offer a computer science course as a one semester elective course in its curriculum at least once each school year to high school students. The bill also requires (beginning July 1, 2021) each public school to include computer science in the public school's curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 12. 

You might be wondering how will you be able to find a Computer Science teacher for your school when there is a national shortage of computer science graduates??? 

teacherCODE is here to help!!! teacherCODE is a Computer Science professional development program for teachers with no previous computer science background. We offer a one-week in-person summer bootcamp that focuses on three main areas: Computer Science Content, Computer Science Pedagogy, and Computer Science Teaching Certification. By the end of our one-week bootcamp, teachers will have learned to code in both Scratch and Python, the best-practices for teaching Computer Science and the knowledge necessary to pass the Indiana State Computer Education Content certification test.


Bootcamp details:
•    Dates: July 9-13 2018
•    Times: 12.30-18.30
•    Where: Innovation Park at Notre Dame, 1400 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617
•    Price: $600


Deadline to sign-up is midnight Friday June 29th, 2018.
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